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Assistant Professor, Wetland Ecology

The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

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Assistant Professor, Wetland Ecology
  • Employment Type: Faculty - Regular
  • Bargaining Unit: AAUP
  • FTE: 1
  • Division: Academic Affairs
  • Department: Environmental Sciences
  • College: Coll Nat Sci and Mathematics
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Requisition ID: req3343
  • Position Control Number (PCN): S99884
  • Posting Period: Open Until Filled
  • Position Description

    The Department of Environmental Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Toledo invites applications from wetland ecologist for a tenure-track assistant professor position in wetland ecology with expertise is in areas such as plant-soil interaction, nutrient cycling, or hydrology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a high quality, externally funded, collaborative and interdisciplinary research program, as well as to be a dedicated educator teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their specialty, and mentor graduate students. 

    The Department ( has 20 research-active faculty with $2-3 million in external research support annually, 35 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.), 200 undergraduate majors, research facilities and centers, including the Lake Erie Center, Plant Science Research Center, and Stranahan Arboretum. The University of Toledo is located at the interface of urban regions, the biodiverse Oak Openings ecosystem, the agriculturally dominated Maumee River watershed, and economically important and ecologically productive Lake Erie. This is an excellent setting to support a program of integrated research on wetland ecology. Furthermore, this position is supported by and will complement a new study on Lake Erie wetlands developed with the Department of Energy's new Coastal Observations, Mechanisms, and Predictions Across Systems and Scales (COMPASS) Pilot Project (, for which UToledo is the lead for the Great Lakes Region.

    COMPASS is focused on understanding and predicting the transformations and fluxes of carbon and nutrients as they are exchanged across terrestrial-aquatic interfaces. The goal is to advance a field- and lab- based understanding in close integration with modeling. Research spans both Chesapeake Bay and western Lake Erie coasts. The emphasis is primarily on terrestrial processes that are influenced by coastal waters. COMPASS is led by Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and includes national labs and research institutions in both regions, affording the opportunity for exciting and diverse collaborations.

    Inquiries about the position may be sent to [email protected] The committee will request recommendation letters for finalists. Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

    The University is dedicated to the goal ofbuilding a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed toteaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encouragesapplications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-careerprofessionals and covered veterans.


    Applicants mustpossess a Ph.D. in ecology, geology, environmental sciences, or a closely relateddiscipline. Applications must include a cover letter, names, and contactinformation for three references, current CV, and brief statements of researchand teaching interests, and must be submitted to 

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

    The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

    The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

    The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30.AM. and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.


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